Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Week 1: Win A Mommy Niri Mug!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Prachee! 4 more mugs to giveaway! So I made a mug. Friends liked it. They asked for it. Mommy Niri always delivers! SeeHere.com, who made the amazing mug I featured on the blog earlier, offered to celebrate Mommy Niri’s anniversary with me and offered me a few to give to my readers. I am an avid chai/tea drinker so...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Strawberry Shortcake Berry Café
    Tweet Dollhouses are one of those toys in my home that have a pretty long lifespan. Storytelling is healthy and I personally love toys that assist in it without doing all the thinking (read electronic sounds) for you. With my kids being on the younger end in age I am also pretty careful to the imagery they receive in dolls and having already been a fan of Strawberry...
    by at March 29th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • My Cheap Date Challenge!
    Tweet I was approached by Blockbuster Express to have a cheap date movie night. Since at one time I used to rent movies from Blockbuster I could never associate the words cheap and Blockbuster in the same sentence. Even if I did manage to get something cheaper it would be 100 years old that no-one would be interested in watching anyhow. Enter Blockbuster Express and...
    by at March 28th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Win A Custom Shirt From Fibers.com!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Aimee! When I was approached by the guys at Fibers.com to review an item from their customized printed apparel it was just around the time I was thinking of getting a Mommy Niri t-shirt so I thought perfect timing. Now it is always dicey, in my opinion, to get sizing just right online so I was anxious at first. Since most of the...
    by at March 27th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Curious George is a firm favorite in my home. I love that! He probably resembles a little child more than any character in any of the children’s shows. Enough curiosity to learn but enough mischievousness to constantly be in trouble. The maths and science aspects are well entwined in each episode that kids explore without...
    by at March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Sunglasses For Your Kid!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Elizabeth! It was a bit sunny out today in Boston so I know summer is just around the corner. While thinking of sun protection for the body, sunscreen is one that easily comes to mind. Sure we think sunglasses but more in terms of how cute our kids look in them. Now raise your hands if you have gone through loads of sunglasses...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Fantastic Mr. Fox On DVD (3 Winners).
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara, Mocha Dad and Karen! Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl, The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a mischievous tale of Mr. Fox who plots and plans a heist. Struggling with being a reformed “fox” he finds the lure of his old ways too strong to control. The sexy George Clooney (Up In The Air) and ultra talented...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • The Nook: It Came, I Downloaded, I Read! (Win A Nook Too)!
    Tweet THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! But you can win the Nook Color! I read books. Children books count, don’t they? The thing is I was addicted to reading. Hiding books everywhere, thirsty for reading always. I am the type of person who will read labels to calm down – but I guess that is more than you need to know. These days I find snippets...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Feeding Penny Pig – A Book On Teaching Kids About Money!
    Tweet Recently I put out a post about trying to get the value of money across to my preschooler (read Flowers and Financials) but coming from a poor background the concept of saving is one close to my heart so I place emphasis on it with my girls. I normally skip book reviews as they take too long (in fact the only reading I do is reading to the kids) but when I was...
    by at March 11th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Win Children’s Oral Health Kit (Listerine And Reach)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Saumya! Brushing is a necessary evil. I mean like it or not you know you have to do it.  If you skimp on it the results will be clearly visible each time you smile. Having a kid throws a spanner in the works. Oh, and I don’t just mean that you don’t find the time to pay attention to your oral hygiene (that too) but...
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Silence Is Golden!
    Tweet Normally I love to clear out the kitchen when the kids are asleep. Except for the fact that it is great not to be tripping over the kids when they are around, cleaning up at the end of the day is a non-thinking therapeutic kind of job. The only thing I never do, that I wanted to, is kick off the dishwasher. Well at least that used to be the one thing I never did....
    by at March 7th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Win The CoverGirl Smoky Eye Look Kit (4 Winners)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Danielle, Elizabeth, Sherry, and Barbara! Never it be said that Mommy Niri forgets about all the mamas out there. This is just for you. This 3-piece kit from CoverGirl includes everything you need to get the smoky eye look. Easy-to-follow makeup application instructions by CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern are also included.  It...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Soda’ish Tea, That’s Healthy? Win Some Too!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Debbie! I love soda. I don’t keep it in the home and know it is BAD for me but I love it. I love tea. I never used to but it is one of those things living with a tea addict I became a lover of. The only thing is I like my tea hot. I never drink iced tea and have never had the urge. So when last year I was offered to try some...
    by at March 2nd, 2010 at 11:03 am
  • Win Lovely Lisa & Friends For DS, Doll, Clothing, Donut Shop (3 winners)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Kerri W for winning the main prize of DS, Doll, Clothing and Donut Shop! and to Marc and Danielle for winning the DS game each! My girls love to play dress up. I mean that in every sense of it. They dress themselves up, they dress their dolls, they dress their magnetic dolls and they even have dress up bath toys. In fact I have...
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • I Need(ed) Some Space!
    Tweet I am not talking about space to have a hot cup of tea or go to the bathroom undisturbed. I know those are futile to dream about. Those days waved goodbye so fast the day I became a mom. Actually the other space that I speak of was also a dream too, hmm actually the lack of space was a nightmare. Really. If you have not yet figured it out, I speak of my shiny new...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Win Autographed Copy of Linchpin by Seth Godin
    Tweet Contest Closed Congratulations Beth! Who does not love Seth Godin? I am sure I am not alone in being a huge fan. Seth Godin has earned a place in my inbox and anyone who dispenses advice so clearly and in a why that makes you feel “That just makes sense!” deserves the attention and accolades he receives. When I met Seth Godin in NY during the Linchpin...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Our Valentine Party With Cake And More. Win One For Yourself Too!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rosanne! My daughter has been bugging me for ages to have a party. Now if you are one of the moms at my daughter’s school you would know that I can barely get my act together. Thank heavens for winter jackets which hide the same crumpled shirt I don every morning. Anyway either the fact that her nagging had got to me or the...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Create Your Own Goby Adventure (And Win A $50 Amex Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! You may recall a little while ago The Papa Post did an interview with Goby.  Well Goby has changed a lot since then and have a fun challenge for the Mommy Niri readers.  Summer is always easy but come February I am literally climbing the walls for something to do. Winter is a tough one everywhere but in a place like...
    by at February 15th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Some Toys For Your Lil Valentine (Win One Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Terri! Hasbro has the most delectable toys, especially for PreSchoolers (more on that later as I have a scoop from a private showroom viewing) but my favorite has got to be the Potato head. Sure it is not the most sophisticated of toys but its simplicity is it’s charm.  I love that there is one for each season but seriously...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • I Am About To Unload…
    Tweet Seriously I am. This is a big moment. Probably not to you as you do it often but this is a big step for me. I mean I will load, but unloading is a pet peeve. If you don’t already know I have a new shiny thing in my kitchen (courtesy of being a Fridgedaire Test Drive Mom) and you won’t miss it since it is the only shiny thing in my kitchen. I am sure...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Johnson’s Baby Products, Still A Trusted Name!
    Tweet Some things are just the easiest to review. I would be hard pressed to come across someone who has not heard about Johnson’s baby products. Fads and hip new brands may come and go but as a mom I know that I can rely on the Johnson’s brand. I know this not only from my own use of them on my girls but of my mom’s use of it on me. True, I grew up...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Haba Games For Pre-Schoolers! Win It!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Terri! Electronic games are all fine and well but I slot the usage of them in the 2 hour maximum television window I allow my kids per day. I dread the picture of having my kids glued to the television all day and I really hate when kids fail to see the beauty around them as they are so deep in a game (as I mentioned seeing kids...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Alternatives To Water?
    Tweet Water is good for you. That is just a truthful statement. Knowing that and still managing to drink it is really not so easy. The past few weeks I was approached about test driving some beverage alternatives. Of course I said yes, anything but water always sounds better. And way better if it is not the soda I reach for. Luckily I don’t keep soda in the house...
    by at February 7th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Suave Kids “Wash Them Grow” Sweepstakes!
    Tweet Bath time!  It can either mean fun time or struggle time. We tend to have box of bath toys in the bathroom to try and make it as exciting as possible.  Of course there is no guarantee. I have reviewed Suave before but was keen to learn they had a kid’s line of bath products too. All those who can never have too many bath products for kids raise your hands....
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 01:02 pm
  • Win A $50 Walmart Gift Card To Help With Game Time!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Adria! Are you ready for your Super Bowl party? Walmart is a place that has everything from the snacks to electronics. Truthfully not always the most fashionable place to shop but certainly the most practical. In fact I am always trying to get to the fancier stores and when hubby drags me to Walmart and goes on about how realistically...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 09:02 am
  • Flossing Made Easier With Waterpik!
    Tweet Some time during the holidays I was approached to take the Waterpik for a spin. A few years ago I would have laughed myself silly and passed up on the offer. In fact about 6 or 7 years ago I was wary of the electric toothbrush (I had chalked it up to a gadget for lazy people). Somehow I sucked it up and bought one to try. Needless to say I have never gone back....
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • A New Project Every Month?
    Tweet We have been testing out the monthly projects at Home Depot and Lowes. The great thing is they are free the not so great is that they manage to happen at a time when I almost certainly have some other event scheduled. I love planning activities but hate having to shop out for each individual materials. Also when you have kids time is precious and I really don’t...
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • Win Plum Organic’s Toddler Snacks!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Sarah! While I attended a Blogger’s Brunch in New York I met up with the guys from Plum Organics. When they contacted me to try their Plum Tots line aimed at toddlers I was honestly skeptical. You see while I believe anything organic is worth a look things marked baby foodlike don’t go down easily with my sensory...
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 05:01 pm
  • Win Sprout’s “Let’s Grow: Lend A Helping Hand” DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Gianna! The great thing about being part of the Sprout’s Band Of Bloggers is that I get a sneak peak into the amazing works of the Sprout team. You would easily think the amazing line-up targeted at preschoolers is enough, but I am constantly impressed by how much this team is doing to try and help parents out. In fact...
    by at January 21st, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • My Shake ‘N Bake Tofu! (Giveaway – 5 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! COngratulations Darla, Rachel, Susan, Kelly, Emily! When I was approached to give Shake ‘N Bake a try, my reaction was “What?”. Now, crucify me if you like but I had never heard about Shake ‘N Bake. Maybe it had something to do with me not being born here or maybe the fact that I am a vegetarian may have something to do with...
    by at January 10th, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • Wii Family Games: Dora, Squeeballs Party And Family Football Fun! (Win It!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Jen! The Wii is here to stay and although I am pretty cautious about gaming because they are too sedentary and addictive. With the Wii games I love that it gets you moving.  As much as there are several adult games I have been keeping an eye out for games for kids. Many games that are listed as kid-friendly have some pretty gory...
    by at January 3rd, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Touch The Web, Print The Web With HP’s New Web Printer!
    Tweet While at the Aiming Low party (still praying for Anissa) I got to meet the team from HP and the awesome HP Web Printer (HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web – the world’s first web-connected printer to be exact). Still confused? Hear what my 4 year old girl has to say: I caught a glimpse at Type A Mom conference but did not get to test drive it. When...
    by at December 23rd, 2009 at 08:12 am
  • Win E.L.F Makeup Artist Starter Kit ($50)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Rondah! I know what you are thinking, enough with stuff for the kiddos already. I think my brain has been so programmed for the past 4 years to put the kids first that I have neglected mommy pampering. Well, that is going to be rectified. Right here. Right now. What is the ultimate treat for a mom, with the assurance that you can’t...
    by at December 16th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Disney On Ice Hits Boston – Get Discount Tickets (Or Win It)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! Disney on Ice Hits Boston and what better time than during the holiday season.  The stop at Boston will be short so you may want to reserve your seat as soon as possible. Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic: Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in...
    by at December 14th, 2009 at 08:12 pm